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Hardware Update Wizard?

by jdorisco / May 30, 2005 4:43 AM PDT

Win XP has a Hardware Update Wizard which can connect to Windows Update, and search for updated drivers. I have used the Wizard several times to try to update a printer driver, but it always said "the wizard could not find a better match". Problem is - there WAS a better match, and when I downloaded (from the manufacturer) and installed the updated driver, it cured a long-term glitch in my system. Is this Hardware Update Wizard a complete joke that everyone should avoid? With my recent experience, I certainly won't trust it to inform me as to whether or not there is a better device driver available.

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A demo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 4:53 AM PDT

I consider this button to be not much more than a demo since it fails most of the time, then in some cases installs a failing driver.

I strongly suggest ignoring this button.

It's not a joke button, but Microsoft can't get all the hardware makers onboard.


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Is Hardware Wizard a joke?
by jdorisco / May 30, 2005 5:10 AM PDT
In reply to: A demo.

Let?s see:

(1) ?it fails most of the time??
(2) ? in some cases installs a failing driver.?
(3) ?Microsoft can't get all the hardware makers onboard?

I?d call that a big yes! Thanks Bob.

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